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the most dangerous foreign policy blunder in this country since vietnam. >> president obama agreed with senator hagel in 2007. >> this continues to be a disastrous foreign policy mistake. we are now confronted with the question, how do we clean up the mess and make the best out of a situation in which there are no good options. >> are we going to continue to invest in american blood and treasure at the same rate we are doing now? >> the troops largely allowed the u.s. military to turn the war around and end the war in iraq for good in december of 2011. today the president said that his views were shaped in vietnam. >> when his brother was injured by a mine, chuck risked his life to pull him to safety. to this day he bears the scars from battles he fought in our name. >> in 2008 he traveled to afghanistan, iraq, kuwait and jordan with then candidate obama and went toe to toe defending him against the presidential nominee john mccain. >> i think john is treading on very thin ground here. >> his views remain an open wound for this freshman congressman who served in iraq and afghanista
as the country transitions into the future. >> president obama has signed a financial aid package. the congressional package for more funds will face tough scrutiny as it looks for more spending and debt. the bay area saw it's own days of damage after some brutal storms. this is video from our kron archive from more than 30 years ago. flooding damage nearly wiped out highway 9 in the santa cruz moutains and destroyed homes. officials worked to help minimize the flooding damage over the years but as you can see in video from 19-95. more floods! quite a flash back! but none of that in our future right brian? >> clouds will increase after midnight. we will get clouds with mostly cloudy to start for tomorrow. clouds will clear as market towards the afternoon. mostly sunny. even the low 60s. that is what the futurecast is showing. a cold morning. we will still see 30's indicated by the pink. as we go for the late morning and afternoon, 50s. the 60s even in the north bay. some in the south bay with more details on your weekend forecast, coming up. >> president obama has made immigration
in washington. let me start tonight with president obama, this country's commander in chief. start with that fact, will you? it's his job to defend this country. and he's done a pretty good job of doing it, don't you think? well, the commander in chief said today he wants a former vietnam enlisted guy to be his secretary of defense, a guy who can't walk through an airport metal detector and not get reminded of the shrapnel he took in that sad but heroic american war. the president wants chuck hagel in that post because he thinks like him and has proven he's got the brains to protect this country. hagel long ago proved he's got the heart. don't you think? i don't hate the people trying to stop the president from picking this guy for the job he needs done at the pentagon, but i do recognize their tactics. they're the same ones they used to push the war in iraq. they say they don't like something he said hagel did 14 years ago about a gay man being put up for ambassador. i don't like it either, but, a, it was 14 years ago, and, b, i don't think it's got anything to do with why the haw
, president obama and karzai will support who will support the soldiers. karzai was u.s. soldiers out of this country's villages. afghans have taken over security for nearly 90% of the military. in some areas, they were far from ready. on the agenda this week will be progress in talks with the taliban. insurgents will be sent a warning. if karzai and the kabul regime agree with the presence of a single american soldier, they will also be a responsible for future hostilities, casualties, and destruction. some hoped the meeting will mean troops will pack up and head home sooner. that might help the peace process. >> if international troops withdraw from the country, the jihad against international invaders will be totally or more than 90% over. >> this meeting will influence the number of soldiers president obama is willing to send home and the number president karzai is willing to tolerate. this has changed into a war of counterterrorism. the interest of afghanistan and america will not be easily disentangled. across the country, u.s. bases are disappearing. this week's meeting will he
our country's alliances. >> reporter: in hagel, obama gets an independent-minded vietnam veteran and a one-time army sergeant who strongly believes war is a last resort. a view obama shares. >> chuck knows that war is not an obstration. >> reporter: global threats could move him to recommend military force, particularly in iran's nuclear program continues. >> if it's clear sanctions are not enough, there's going to be a discussion any secretary of defense, including hagel, has got to decide whether that means limited strikes against facilities. >> reporter: but in choosing john brennan, one of his closest national security advisers, to become the next cia director, the president is showing he will not back down from the cia's aggressive use of lethal force. both in partnering with the military as it did on the raid that killed osama bin laden, and in relying on lethal drone attacks. a drone policy the critics say amounts to targeted killing. >> whatever your views of the drone campaign, john brennan is one of its principal architects. whether that's in pakistan or whether that's
is a tremendous patriot and statesman, served incredibly in vietnam, served in this country as united states senator. >> and president obama is about to lose his treasury-secretary. tim geithner is the last original member of his economic team. he leaves as three major deadlines loom. by the end of february the treasury will lose the power to pay america's's bills and across the board cuts kick in march 1st and the government will run out of all control fund buying the end of march. jack lew is expected to inherited those headaches and president obama has promised quick action on joe biden's proposals for new gun control laws following the school shootings in connecticut. >>> the vice president's plan could be bogged down. a task force led by vice president biden is devising legislation to reform gun control laws. "washington post" reported that it could be background checks and set up a national database to track gun sales and make it harder for the mentally ill to purchase guns. these are still justroposals being considered. >>> all right, leigh glaser is check in the forecast. >> kind of
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not be able to dictate which countries have nuclear weapons. we have been following this story. >> president obama arrived back , ready to get back to business. he is looking for a bipartisan pick. republicans would have none of susan rice because of the way she handled the benghazi situation. president obama is saying, i'm putting up chuck hagel, and i'm not withdrawing his name. republicans, if you wish to vote against him in the confirmation hearings, then that is up to you. mitch mcconnell, the minority leader in the senate, says that when chuck hagel comes up for confirmation, assuming he is nominated, then he will be given tough, but fair questioning. >> u.s. secretary of state hillary clinton is set to work in the coming hours after being treated for a blood clot in her head. -- set to return to work in the coming hours after being treated for a blood clot in her head. what world banks are being allowed more flexibility with the financial safety buffers they used to protect themselves in a crisis. it means they will have more assets which are easier to turn into cash if they run into
not to recognize the difference. obama is the head of a country. michael is here to join us now. thank you so much for joining us. >> thank you, tamron. >> you bring up entitlements and eventually will be addressed here but the fiscal cliff deal, a lot of people -- well, some progressives, anyway, feel they were given is short end of the stick. >> i think if you make a list of the things that obama got out of that deal and things that the republicans got out of that deal, obama's list is a lot longer. you know, he got the tax increases, not the tax increases he wanted exactly, it's true. but he got the unemployment extension which the republicans didn't even insist got paid for as they say an offset. $30 billion of extra spending of unemployment and that's a big went and other things. the republicans didn't get very much at all. you know, certainly, that's an obama win. >> when you write in your article that he's not captain liberal. who are the folks maybe not by name you're referring to but those who believe somehow that's the president's role in this equation here of trying to get this economy
. served this country as the united states senator. >> reporter: president obama is about to lose his treasury secretary. tim geithner is the last original member of the president's economic team. he leaves as three major deadlines loom. by end of february, the treasury will lose the power to borrow more to pay america's bills. across the board spending cuts to every federal program kick in on march 1. the government will run out of all congressional funding by the end of march. the current chief of staff is expected to inherit those headaches as geithner's replacement. president obama promised quick action on vice president joe biden's proposals on new gun control laws following the shootings in newtown, connecticut. >>> in newtown, connecticut, they are being overwhelmed by donations. though town officials said they have more than they can handle, toys, school supplies and other gifts keep pouring in in the wake of the massacre newtown now has a warehouse to hold the items being trucked in every day. a task force will figure out how to deal with all of the donations. >> people just
minority leader nancy pelosi says president obama should just bypass congress all together and raise the country's debt ceiling without debate. she told face the nation viewers the president has the 14th amendment on his side which states the nation's debt shall always be paid. she says that she and the democratic party will continue to focus on growing and supporting the middle class. >> the class is the strength of our country. and those we have to strength strengthen it and help those who aspire to be it in, be in it. but it's about a sense of community. and this is the epiphany i want them to have, not just we're only here for the wealthiest people and if it trickles down, that's a good thing. if it doesn't, so be it. that's the free market. that's not how we see it. >> pelosi met with hundreds of constituents and colleagues today for the annual new year's celebration in san francisco. meteorologist rob mayeda here. it's probably a good thing that nancy pelosi held that meeting indoors today. >> if you look at today's highs, it roi cool day around the bay area. interesting, the c
. that is an unsustainable level. it is choking the private sector of this country. >> president obama has vowed not to negotiate over the debt ceiling again. we hear from minority leader nancy pelosi. the congresswoman from california. she was on "face the nation." >> speaker boehner says we need to match every dollar that goes to raising the debt ceiling. we need to match every dollar that goes into raising the debt ceiling with at least one dollar spending cuts. would you support cuts that high? >> these two things should not be related. we should subject every dollar we spend to the harshest scrutiny. if the taxpayer getting his or her dollars worth for that spending? that is a judgment we have to make. as we make cuts to reduce spending. having nothing to do with whether the full faith and credit of the us should be jeopardized. resulted in the downgrade of our rating. it is a fundamental discussion. should we cut spending to raise the debt ceiling? it sounds logical. the debt ceiling is about spending that has already occurred. stop buying stuff so you do not have teacher bills. we have to
patriot and statesman and served incredibly in vietnam and served this country as the united states senator. >> and president obama is about to lose his treasury secretary. tim gietner is the last original member of the finance team. he leaves as three major deadlines loom. by the end of february the treasury will lose the power to barrow more to pay america's bills. across-the-board spending cuts to every federal program kick in on march 1st. and the government will run outs of all congressional funding by the end of march. the current white house chief of staff is expected to inherit those headaches as gite neither's replacement. and president obama has promised quick action on vice president joe biden's proposals expected soon for new gun control laws following the school shootings in newtown, connecticut. abc news, new york. >>> apparently some of the thrill is gone for barack obama. four years and one re-election after his historic oath taking as america's first black president, far fewer people are expected this time. between 600,000 and 800,000. inaugural festivities are bein
and served this country as the united states senator. >> and president obama is about to lose his treasury secretary. tim gietner is the last original member of the finance team. he leaves as three major deadlines loom. by the end of february the treasury will lose the power to barrow more to pay america's bills. across-the-board spending cuts to every federal program kick in on march 1st. and the government will run outs of all congressional funding by the end of march. the current white house chief of staff is expected to inherit those headaches as gite neither's replacement. and president obama has promised quick action on vice president joe biden's proposals expected soon for new gun control laws following the school shootings in newtown, connecticut. abc news, new york. >>> apparently some of the thrill is gone for barack obama. four years and one re-election after his historic oath taking as america's first black president, far fewer people are expected this time. between 600,000 and 800,000. inaugural festivities are being scaled back including two official balls this year. there we
largest ever expenditure program across the country. in turning out these voters we did not just to let historic people to congress, but we have helped president barack obama, who has been so good for women across the country. it is so clear that this election was about women. women candidates, women donors. we heard a lot about women's issues. some in a way that i would prefer not to hear about. we heard about women voters who made those decisions. there was a lot of talk about the new democratic coalition of young people, hispanics, and women. i think that that is a great coalition. women are not just a voting bloc or a subset of the population. they are 51% of the population. last time that i checked, that was the majority. this last election, 55% of the women voted for president obama. there was an 18. gender gap. for every unmarried woman who voted for mitt romney, two voted for obama. women are going to make the decisions for the elections to come. they will decide to hold the power in this country. we know what is moving women voters. " we know how to expand the winning coalition
obama gave in 2006 against raising the debt ceiling in the senate and the explain why we were robbing the future of the country. >> all the presidents have -- >> allowing the debt ceiling to rise automatically. >> let's go back toe for sandy. why did he leave that? he opened himself up to scathing criticism. >> i do not understand it. eric cantor assured them they would get a vote and it would pass the senate. it was predictable that this would blow up and he walked away from it. you would think you would have the votes are you would not bring it to the floor. here is a very skilled politician, but the lack of support from his own caucus is shocking. >> if he had tried to reach him four times that night, he could not reach him before the vote got overturned. reports suggest that he was up said with having that the feeder earlier in the day and he did not want to have the call for spending the same night and have the house take a position on it. wood is hard to follow is what to do about his own leadership in being affected by his own decision. >> it tends to be a little incendiary. he
that president obama is taking the country. >> steve clemens, thanks very much for joining us. i want to bring in gloria borger. i've known senator hagel for a long time. you've known him as well. very smart guy. he's obviously highly qualified. there will be confirmation controversy no doubt, but in the end, given the fact that the president refused to be capitulated, refused to back away from this nominee, i suspect that hagel will be confirmed rather handily. >> right. well, and in the end there are people who are going to oppose haguele w hagel who believe the president ought to be given the right to nominate whoever he wants as the secretary of defense. they may oppose hagel in theory but may end up voting for him. i want to add, wolf, we have just gotten an interview that chuck hagel has given to the lincoln journal star in nebraska in which he says his record has been completely distorted by his critics and that he looked forward to having an opportunity to set the record straight. and he says, quote, there is not one shred of evidence i'm anti-israel and not one senate vote that matter
served on the foreign relations committee and co-chair of president obama's intelligence advisory award. >> mr. president, i'm grateful for this opportunity to serve our country again. and especially its men and women in uniform and their families. these are people who give so much to this nation every day with such dignity and sellessness. >> already, hagel is getting support from both sides of the aisle. former secretary of state colin powell says i wholeheartedly endorse president obama's nomination for former senator chuck hagel to be the next secretary of defense. senator hagel is well qualified with his broad experience in national security affairs. he's the president's choice. he's clearly a qualified candidate. but, yet, again, republicans are attacking one of the president's pick. and this time, they're turning their backs on one of their own. senator lindsey graham says he's out of the mainstream. john mccain says he has serious concerns about hagel's views on national kurt. and senate minority leader promises hagel a lot of tough questions. many of these same -- now, the pro
obama says he's willing to consider spending cuts separately, but will not bargain over the government's bargaining authorities. >>> so syria now, where the president outlined a road map for peace today, as fighting in the country continued. the u.n. says more than 60,000 people have been killed since the crisis began march 2011. stephanie gosk has more. >> syrian president bashar al assad addressed his country for the first time since june. he's very rarely seen in public. he was greeted by a packed and boifterrous oust tore yum. he blamed the crisis in syria on terrorists, including al qaeda and the countries that continue to fund them. there was little to no mention of the syrians themselves and have picked up arms against the government. assad also proposed a new political initiative that would include a new government a new constitution, and amnesty. he said he would not go forward until the foreign funding of the rebels came to an ened. the european union responded quickly and said, no political solution could move forward until assad himself stepped down. the syrian president ma
>> this is "the chris matthews show." >> ask not what your country can do for you. >> tear down this wall. >> i can hear you. >> the time for change has come. >> not so fast. fresh from a cliff victory with narrow republican support, president obama pleas for bipartisanship on rest of his second-term agenda sbut anyone on capitol hill listening? ready for a run? hillary clinton's home and ready to return to work. is she as ready to mount a run for president? with the travel and stress that would entail? and finally, for the -- 40 years since roe v. wade. the supreme court found a constitutional right to abortion but with states with republican governors there are new barriers to reduce abortion . i'm andrea mitchell. chris is away this week and welcome to the show. with us today "the washington post's" bob woodward. gloria borger. joy reed from msnbc and "time" michael duffley. while most were gratified congress had acted to avert a financial ca taste raef most were discouraged by all the drama. many have been calculating the tax hit they will take under the new law. the preside
obama though has promised that gun violence is an issue he will not put off. mark potter, nbc news, miami. >>> turning overseas now to the crisis in syria and a rare public speech today from that country's embattled president, bashar al assad. nbc's stephanie gosk monitoring developments for us tonight from cairo. stephanie, good evening. >> reporter: good evening, lester. bashar al assad does not show up in public much these days. his last speech was back in june. he spoke live today to his country, conceding nothing and as defiant as ever. in a packed opera theater in damascus, supporters jumped to their feet and cheered for syria's president. "we will die for you," they shouted. the syrian leader did propose a new political solution to syria's conflict, a cease-fire, national reconciliation. eventually, a new constitution. but most of his address seemed to prove just how far off that possibility really is. he called the opposition terrorists, puppets of the west. assad said his government will not negotiate until regional countries stop funding rebel fighters. >> he still thinks
to president obama. they've traveled overseas together. as maggie in some ways -- they're men without countries insofar as the president is a pragmatist and stokes the fires against the left and the right, though it's more of the right these days. they see one another in each other's reflections. that's a weird alice in wonderland setup that i did. this would be good for the president not just because of who chuck hagel is but also because of the interpersonal dynamics. >> there's a characterlogically -- hagel is the republican versions of how obama would like to be seen as a democrat. americ midwesterner. straight shooter. seems to rise above part sfwlan politics. this is least the sort of idealized chuck hagel that we're being given right now. >> well, kind of, right? there's also, like, the very unidealized thing working. >> both at the same time. it's interesting to me that obama fought for this and didn't fight for susan rice, you know, and maybe that does suggest, as maggie was saying a minute ago, that the white house sort of thinks that even though we're having a lot of bluster right no
dangerously close to the fiscal cliff. remember president obama says there will be no debate whether congress votes to raise our country's debt limit. >> one thing i will not compromise over, whether congress pays the bill for a tab they racked up. if congress refuses to give the united states the ability to pay its bills. it could be catastrophic. last time congress threatened this course of action our entire economy suffered for it. >> reporter: gop leaders in the house and senate, brace yourself, mr. president. you better believe there is going to be debate. congressman jim jordan says that is what the american people expect. >> let's do it for a change instead of saying give us more revenue. we promise we'll cut spending later. give us more borrowing authority, let us run up the credit card we promise to cut of the this is the old, lucy, charlie brown, the football, the american people are saying we're tired of it. we're not going to try to kick it this time. >> reporter: there is public battle brewing whether or not there will be more tax increases. senate minority leader mitch mcconnell
and speaker boehner is quoted as saying president obama admitted during closed door negotiations the president said, quote, we don't have a spending problem in this country. joining us is art laffer, former advisor to president reagan. it's almost hard to know where to start with this, but let's start with the notion, if the democrats sincerely believe there's no spending problem in this country, this is going to make any sort of resolution that much more difficult. >> yeah, i don't think it's all the democrats by any means, charles. it's clearly president obama, that's clearly true. and steve moore's piece was excellent. it went through a lot of logic and i'm a huge fan of boehner, i think that speaker boehner is really great and did a good job. he had no choice, but to let the upper rates go higher. that's the killer in this economy and now the democrats own it and have to live with it. charles: art, the killer, also, everyone watching the show got a check over the weekend and they saw their checks dinged and the payroll tax cuts expiring. i kind of thought that fell under the president's pl
unter action between countries. >> a ceremony is also planned in washington on wednesday and that is your 5@5:00. >>> folks news in just a few hours president obama will nominate former senator chuck hagel. it has been met with strong criticism including from hagel's own party. good morning jennifer. >> what has republicans and democrats up in arms are remarks hagel made when he was in the senate about israel. in a 2006 interview with aaron david miller hagel said the following, the jewish lobby intimidates a lot of people here. i am not an israeli senator i am a u.s. senator. hagel favored direct talks with iran and is one of two senators to vote against sanking iran. many are questioning the president's choice. >> chuck hagel if confirmed to be secretary of defense would be the most antagonistic secretary of defense toward the state of israel in our nation's history. not only has he said you should directly negotiate with iran sanctions won't work that it is negotiating hamas which is an organization terrorist group that lobbed thousands of rockettes into israel. >> his
with wendall goler. >> good evening. president obama is nominating the former republican senator to be secretary of defense and 25-year veteran of the c.i.a. to head the agency. >> these two leaders have dedicated their lives to protect the country. i urge the senate to confirm them as soon as possible. >> but hagel's selection grew more criticism and the choice of john brennan threatened to raise questions about water boarding that he didn't want to answer when he was considered four years ago. had a ha ge8, obama said would be an outspoken advocate for severs men and women. and his business experience will help him prioritize pentagon spending cuts that everyone knows is coming. >> even though we make tough fiscal choices we have to do so wisely guided by a our stlaj and keep the military the strongest fighting force. >> reporter: but it drew immediate fire. it was a 14-year-old comment about a diplomat being aggressively gay which hagel has apologized and his opposition in iraq
this country with bavalor. serving on my advisory board doing an outstanding job. >> his presence on the board means he all rigready has input the obama administration's work. >>> they have problems with hagel because of israel's issue and other back comments. >> back in 1988 senator hagel made comments about a man who served as ambassador james hormel went on to become the country's first openly gay ambassador. he at the time described him as openly agreasively gay. hagel issued an afollowing he never received it only the news did. gay, lesbian advocacy groups, so we can hip. knock down graig out controversy battle. >> oo thank you vogt incinerate would be going up. they increased premiums pes bit the rising cost of health kay. the most vulnerable peter duessy has more from washington. >> some states the accordable care act may not be liing up to its name. some insurance companies in ohio and florida already raised their premiums at least 20 percent. blue shield raises them 26 percent. hoet care costs even though obama care them before we review the tinker if it's an proved sheriff's departme
. it is about putting in place the policies that are best for the country. there is no question that president obama in the course of his four years in office learned a great deal about how to work with congress and how to enlist public support on behalf of policies that are very important to the lives of every day americans across the country. as we have discussed in recent months the president will continue to make the case to the american people for the policies that he believes are right and even as he works with and negotiates with congress on matters of legislative importance. you know i am not sure that i only bhrd this indirectly. i didn't have the conversation directly with the speaker or even read the article. but it is incumbent upon the leaders in washington to ton work together to get the necessary work done and advance the economy, continue to create jobs and ensure we are doing everything possible to make america safe. >> will he try to talk to the speaker? >> i think the distinction i am making here is that he is, eager to and willing to compromise in order to achieve policies
and many local radio stations around the country. it's every weekday from 3:0 to 00 p.m. eastern time. we'll have another great show for you next week. lou: good evening, everyone. the imperious obama presidency flat out refusing to negotiate with republicans on the national debt ceiling. the republicans led by speaker boehner are determined to take up debt and spending once again. this time he says the american people are on his side. the speaker today in the republican caucus meeting behind closed doors. bigger banner making it clear that the president's refusal to negotiate will not deter him or his party and the speaker said that the president said that he isn't going to have a debate with us over the debt ceiling. he also says that he's not going to cut spending along with a debt limit hike. fiscal cliff behind us on the focus turns to spending. spear boehner cited a new poll showing 72% of americans agree with him. but any increase in the debt limit must be accompanieby an equal amount in spending cuts. senator john cornyn saying that if the president intends the president intends t
, president obama defended senator hagel's record. >> i know chuck hagel. he is a patriot. he is someone who has done extraordinary work in the united states senate. he served this country with valor in vietnam. he is someone who is currently serving on my intelligence advisory board and doing an outstanding job. >> to talk more about the nomination of chuck hagel as secretary of defense, we are joined now by ali gharib writes a middle east blog on the daily beast website. welcome to "democracy now!" talk about the controversy around hagel's in in today by president obama or nominated. >> they floated -- the administration floated his name last month and there's been a firestorm of criticism since then that is come mostly from right-wing republicans, but also a little from pro-israel democratics that is based around his views on israel, iran, some comments he made about a decade ago about a gay nominee to the ambassador the last to be ambassador, and just general right wing republican conservative voting record in his two terms in the senate. all of these attacks have been coming for about a
president obama in 2008 but this isn't politics or personalities. this is about being wrong on the principle national security issues that confront our country today and his lack of suitability for being the head of our national security apparatus at the pentagon. >> john cornyn, thank you very much for coming on and staying with us through the long white house ceremony. we really do appreciate that. >> thank you. >>> one of the newest members of congress and openly gay senator, tammy baldwin. senator, thank you very much for joining us. a couple of issues here. one is chuck hagel's -- >> thank you. >> -- anti-gay comment 14 years ago he said that he was aggressively gay and should not be -- i think that was the term, should not be representing the united states and since apologized for that. enough to satisfy the human rights campaign and chad griffin. what is your position on this nomination at this point? >> well, i have to say unlike some of the folks you have been interviewing, i do not know chuck hagel. even though our service overlapped in the house and his in the senate, i plan to as
the country's tried to take, the government's tried to take a big step forward, under the clinton administration and then under the first year of the obama administration. and each time the senate killed it. >> yeah. but the key thing there is that each time both the clinton administration and the obama administration tried to do this it was essentially a top-down, inside the beltway strategy. we are going after and trying to cajole and convince and persuade the members of the senate and the house to pass this legislation without first engaging the broad public and building a citizens movement, a issue public as i talked about before that was actually demanding change. because in the end politicians care about their job. and if they don't feel like there's a political price to pay for opposing action on climate change or alternatively a political opportunity to be had by being a leader on this issue, it's very easy for them to say, "you know what? i've got a lot of other things here on my plate to deal with. i've got lots of lobbyists coming into my office as well as people back h
,000 is $397,000 which is exactly what the president got. president obama got the same deal president clinton got back then. i would say the country did pretty good. >> that's just kenyan voodoo. [ ding ding ] [ applause ] >> stephanie: all right. isn't it just like -- it's like an acid flashback or like a flintstones cartoon background. here we go again. >> the same rock. the same tree. >> rock, tree, dinosaur. >> rock, tree, dinosaur. >> mitch mcconnell is the dinosaur. >> stephanie: i was just going to say. so there's that. by the way lots -- there is a great piece in "the new york times" we have to post. more guns equals more killing. because we got into parts of this last week. there is a story in "the washington post," the white house considering broader gun control measures. [ ♪ alleluia ♪ ] what a concept jim doing what they do all over the world and it has an effect in some way. >> like the famous buyback in australia. >> stephanie: thank you, yes. we have a hunter, a duck hunter call in last week. remember? >> you're despicable! >> stephanie: steven in south chicago says only a
, the obama plan is a more, we think, equitable plan for the country as a whole. no doubt about that. and, you know, and we've said that. but what's amazing as we've talked about today is how mild that is compared to the way we used to deal with those issues. but that was certainly better in a system -- than a system that lets somebody of romney's wealth pay 14 president of his -- 14% of his income in federal taxes. that's just outrageous. >> host: now, on the other side, toward the end of this 2012 campaign, the republican side started saying, well, everybody should participate pointing out that 40, 50% of americans do not pay any income tax. >> guest: right. >> host: what's your view on that? >> guest: well, the problem is if the income keeps going down, i mean, you reach a point where ordinarily i would agree with that, i would say absolutely. everyone should be participating in the society. as the income keeps going down for those people, you know, at the bottom, i don't know how you can get more money out of them. >> guest: and also, that thing ignored the fact that those people are not p
. somebody who served this country with valor in vietnam. >> i can tell you there would be very little republican support for his nomination. at the end of the day there willle be very few votes. >> praise from president obama and deep concern from senator lindsey graham over the man likely to be topped for the top job at the pentagon. the announcement expected to be made in the last couple of days. reports the president has set isled on chuck hagel. why to you think he picked him given the republican opposition and some from the left flank as well? >> the only thing i can think of is that he believes hagel is as a kind of a maverick would not drink the kool-aid as the white house may see it on pentagon military spending and so on. this he would be a counter force over there and not an advocate for the armed forces in the way that even leon panetta has become. the warnings that we are hearing for example about the effect of the sequester so called on the pentagon the dire warnings have come from panetta not from the white house. the president isn't going around warning about that. leon
. those comments coming back now that he has been put up by president obama as the nomination for defense secretary. >> and pc taking my call. with respect to chop, he is right. israel is a country of 10 million people. we have to stop worrying about this country. we have taken $38 billion. we need to quit that. as far as the lady st. john mccain was a hero, go back to 67 and look at the uss or he was responsible for 134 sailors being burned up. another country -- hundred and 60 of them wounded. he was hot rodding with his airplane. to me he is not a hero. they are good. we need to worry about america, not israel. >> what do you think of the nominees? >> i think they will be just fine. i think it would be just fine. i do not know either one of them that was nominated personally. i have not really follow them. i think they will be fine. as long as we do what is right for this country and the other countries. i think it works out perfectly. >> rennae is calling from brooklyn. what do you think about the president's nominees? >> i'm very pleased with him for having put up republicans. it is
in this country, 53% said george w. bush was more to blame, 38% said obama was more to blame. so the damage that the republican party has taken over the last six to eight years is still resonant in the american public. and i think obama was able to get through four years of a bad economy and still get reelected because of the position that the republicans are in. and that brings me to the final kind of concern, romney's third problem, which was overcoming his party's negative image. one of the fundamentals of a new election where a challenger to an incumbent is this is their opportunity to define what the party stands for. the republican party had leaders in congress, but a new candidate is going to become the defining figure of that pretty k58 party. -- political party. and has the potential to change the image of that political party in a more positive way. you know, there are clear examples of this. i think the most recent one, of course, is george w. bush who in the 2000 election really redefined his political party. he talked about compassionate conservativism. he really came out of th
, and you can blame the flu. an early outbreak sweeping the country today ahead, why that flu shot you got may not help you or more company. if your health care costs are going up, wait until you hear how much obama care adds to the price of your pets. next visit to the vet. it's true. top of the hour right now. stocks now every 15 minutes, annie coal -- and nicole is on the floor of the new york stock exchange. bank stocks? >> trying to get over the fact i should have taken my dog to the vet a few weeks ago before 2012. all right, fine. major market averages, right now, accelerated selling, hovering around session lows. the market has been somewhat weak today. we do have the vix, the fear index down. dow is selling off 82 appointments. s&p 500 down half of 1%. there was records as far as the major market averages on the heals that the cliff was averted, but there's selling across the board. however, look at the banks. some of the banks are hitting some 52-week highs, and in some cases it's because of the news we're seeing. obviously, bank of america pulling back some, but they did hit new
president karzai meets president obama this week in washington, he's reportedly coming to complain. reports say the list of grievances includes accusations that the united states has promoted corruption and violated that country's sovereignty. the meeting comes as nato troops plan to withdraw in 2014. >>brian: how many leave behind -- confuse leads to chaos at a mall in louisiana cops ordered everyone out after 200 teens gathered in the food court for a flash mob. some started fighting. panic broke out as shoppers tried scrambling out of the mall. no one hurt. cops say the number of people will be face of charges. >>gretchen: smog regulators spent $200,000 on a stink detector in california. the system will warn people in the san fernando valley when a strong stench is coming their way from the salt and sea. last year tons of dead fish in algae in salton sea sent a nasty smell over 100 miles in the san fernando valley. people panicked and flooded 911 lines. officials hope to stop that in the future. i'm not sure a stink detector is a good way to smell money. >>brian: you usually smell and sa
on with citigroup. >> health insurance companies across the country are seeking and winning duj double digit increaser for some customer necessary some situations. these increases are particularly noteworthy, because one of the biggest operatives open obama aps labor calls is worrying. anthem blue cross 26% and blue cross of california is 20% for some policyholders. this is a situation where some people who do not have employer provided insurance have to buy it on their own. they are particularly vulnerable to higher rates. this is a big, big story for people who don't have a big company who are paying the way. >>> and nba pay is dropping. "the wall street journal" reports a survey by the graduate management admin council finds that for graduates with experience of three years or less, median pay was $53,900 in 2012. it was actually down 4.6% from the level in 2007 and 2008. now to today's national weather forecast. mike seidel joins us from the weather channel. good morning, mike. >> anyway, good morning. it will be seasonally cold in new england, but the not bad. 38 in new york this mornin
countries, senator. >> another leading question. >> i don't, i don't like to be overly critical of my own government. i congratulate president obama on his reelection. of the and american people have spoken, and it's up to us as a little opposition to support the president whatever we possibly can, especially on national security, foreign policy issue. very briefly, russia clearly has failed. the ngos being thrown out, the new definition of treason law that was just passed a couple days ago and russia. i mean, the list is a long. by the way, we're about to pass the bill through the united states senate. just went to the house but it will be very interesting to see mr. putin's reaction to that. i believe that vladimir putin believes in the near abroad. we see him meddling in the ukraine, in the baltics. we could go on for a long time, that my judgment of our relations with russia is that we're going to have to have an evaluation of that. because i do not believe the reset -- i mean, doing away with a non-lugar bill which is clearly, which has got to do with -- nunn-lugar bill, is clearly i
delegated joe biden to cut the adams. -- cut deals. president obama is a terrible negotiator. it is his way or the highway. he doesn't want to give anything. to jim's point about extremism the biggest problem the country faces is spending, not taxes. people pay tax. we need to deal with spending. the president has been irresponsible in dealing with the spending problem. he walked away from the bowles- simpson commission and hasn't put forward any ideas on how to handle entitles. host: you have been dealing with these last minute issues last year when the president and speaker boehner appeared close to an agreement that failed and for the first time in 60 years the senate was in session on new year's day and house of representatives and by the way they collectively have only been in session four times since world war ii between christmas and new year's. this is from c.q. weekly said these are here to say. this cliff side drama. are we seeing more of this? guest: unfortunately we are. but let me go back one second regarding the peggy noonan piece. i read it with great interest and had a good
too cheery making a joke. i think he messed up. he acted grouchy and said obama had all of the activists clapping. he's basically calling most of the -- i think most of the country is the same and the ones who are republican haven't changed yet. but they will as soon as, you know, they find out what's up. i think they are jealous. they don't believe that obama's actually president. i want to tell mccain and lindsey graham that he's the best president we've ever had, ever. so that's all i wanted to say. >> kristin i thank you for the call. i have to tell you, i agree with you. like ithey say haters are going to hate. it's just that simple. players are going to play. i think obama, he is playing here but i think kristin brings up a good point. most people, a lot of democrats, you know, they like chuck hagel. there are some in the progressive camp who have a problem because of his comments about the lgbt community. >> that's understandable. and i hear them loud and clear. but, you know, most people like chuck hagel. >> he apologized for thos
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